Tim Schuler started keeping bees as a young boy with his dad and brother. John P. Schuler kept honey bees in Prospect Park Pennsylvania a small suburb of Philadelphia. Tim graduated in 1982 from Delaware Valley College, Doylestown Pa with a BS in Animal Husbandry. He began his career helping to manage a large cattle and hog feed lot in central NJ. In 1986 He began working for the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) as an Animal Health Technician inspecting and testing livestock for disease control. In 1989 and 90 Tim served a short time as a bee inspector for the NJDA.
In 1991 Tim started Schuler’s Bees a sideline business managing 300 colonies of honey bees providing pollination services to South Jersey farmers and producing honey in Warren County NJ. In 2007 he took the position of State Apiarist with the NJDA Division of Plant Industry.
He currently teaches beekeeping to Beekeepers, non-beekeepers, Rutgers university undergraduates and subsistence farmers in poor countries. He inspects colonies throughout the State for diseases and pests helping beekeepers keep strong healthy colonies of Honey bees. He promotes New Jersey’s beekeeping industry in any way he can.
In 2009 Tim spent two weeks evaluated the beekeeping industry of Haiti for Farmer to Farmer a program of USAID. He has also worked several times with beekeepers and livestock growers in Sakata Malawi and Naming’azi farm with North Star Vets to Malawi and VIP.